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We now have information on 12 nests found by Woodpecker Network volunteers, more than twice the number monitored last year, which is fantastic. Thanks to all of you who have searched for nests and provided information. There is still time to find more nests - keep looking and listening.

The nests are in Cheshire, Dartmoor, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Kent, Norfolk, Wyre Forest, two in Sussex and three in the New Forest. The young have successfully fledged from three nests (Dartmoor, Sussex-2 and New Forest-2). Adults are feeding chicks in the other nests, but possibly still incubating in Cheshire.

Woodpecker Network observers and nest cameras have been in action revealing incubating adults, eggs and young.

Thanks to all of you who have let us know about the Lesser Spot nests you have found.

We have visited and looked into seven possible nests with our nest inspection camera, two were active:

Lots of activity in the past few weeks, thanks everyone for your Lesser Spot sightings and news of nest excavations.

Our Lesser Spot nest inspection cameras and telescopic poles are all ready to go. We just need some more nests to inspect!

We have been over to Dorset to collect our nest cameras from Wildlife Windows. They have been refurbished and are ready for action.

LSW RichardJacobs leftcolLesser Spotted Woodpecker by Richard Jacobs 2019 LSW TimPreston 256Lesser Spotted Woodpecker © Tim Preston

Don't confuse juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers with male Lesser Spots - they both have red caps!

Dont confuse your woodpeckers

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